The Resource The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (ebook)

The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (ebook)

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The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
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The wayfinders
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why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
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Wade Davis
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eng
Summary
Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon we meet the descendants of a true lost civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes we discover that the earth really is alive, while in Australia we experience Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the first humans to walk out of Africa. We then travel to Nepal, where we encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. And finally we settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive. Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century. For at risk is the human legacy -- a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time
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Davis, Wade
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303.48/2
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Acculturation
  • Endangered languages
  • Indigenous peoples
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adult
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The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780887849695
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11380411
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11380411
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MWT11380411
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The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780887849695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380411
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11380411
System control number
MWT11380411
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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